PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Calls for Extending Property Tax Deadline

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Ryu today urged State leaders to extend the property tax deadline in the State of California, currently scheduled for April 10. Earlier this month, the Federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it was extending the deadline for tax filing to July 15th. In a letter sent today, Councilmember Ryu told State leaders that unprecedented economic hardship demanded more time and more protections for California taxpayers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  

March 31, 2020

Contact for Councilmember Ryu:

Mark Pampanin

mark.pampanin@lacity.org

213.407.7616

Councilmember Ryu Calls for Extending Property Tax Deadline

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Ryu today urged State leaders to extend the property tax deadline in the State of California, currently scheduled for April 10. Earlier this month, the Federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it was extending the deadline for tax filing to July 15th. In a letter sent today, Councilmember Ryu told State leaders that unprecedented economic hardship demanded more time and more protections for California taxpayers.

When this crisis is behind us, and we seek to rebuild our State’s economy, we would be in a much better position to do so with individuals and communities who aren’t buried in debt or insolvency. Protecting folks from this pandemic includes doing all we can to meet their new economic reality and mitigate the economic impacts as much as possible,” Councilmember Ryu said. “We need to provide relief to working people so they can focus on the priorities that matter now: Taking care of their families and putting food on the table.”

The letter was sent to Governor Gavin Newsom as well as Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the State Senate’s Governance and Finance Committee, and Assemblymember Autumn Burke, Chair of the State Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation. 

In the immediate term, Councilmember Ryu is asking Governor Newsom to extend the filing deadline for property owners to July 15. Once the State Legislature reconvenes, Councilmember Ryu is asking leaders in the State Capitol to consider extending the deadline even further, and putting forth more protections and support for taxpayers. 

“We know that this crisis will be tough on our State’s budget,” Councilmember Ryu added. “But we must remember that California’s incredible economy is driven by working Californians - and we must first start with protecting their financial solvency.“

Read the letter here.

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Assistant City Council President Pro Tempore David E. Ryu represents Los Angeles’ 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys. 


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